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familia f. (Noun) "family"
13th cent. From Latin familia (legal) "family," but more commonly (and originally) "slave staff." From Proto-Italic *famelias 'id.' A noun formed from an adjective *famelio- "domestic," "of the house," which dates back to a noun in Proto-Indo-European *dhh1-m-elo- "foundation" (see fámulo).
Indo-European
Romance
Asturian familia, Portuguese família, Galician familia, Catalan família, French famille, Italian famiglia, Aromanian fumealji, Romanian familie, Sardinian famíglia
Italic
Oscan famelos "household," fml "slave," Umbrian fameřias "household," Paelignian famel "slave"
Hellenic
Ancient Greek θεμέλια (themélia) "foundation"